Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has released the following statement in response to a new call to ban private sector COVID-19 vaccination mandates in Missouri:
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The unemployment numbers for June have been released by the state of Missouri and despite the end of increased federal unemployment benefits, which were halted by Governor Mike Parson in an effort to encourage people to return to work, the unemployment rate went up in the state and throughout the area, including Crawford and Phelps counties.
A new state task force is seeking comments and suggestions from the public on how to strengthen protections and services for Missouri sexual assault victims. Comments and suggestions are being gathered through an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MORightsTaskForce. The survey closes Sept. 30, 2021.
A special, public event on Missouri Statehood Day, marking the state’s bicentennial, will be held at the Missouri State Capitol August 10.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ "2021 America's Best Looking Cruiser Contest" and invites the public to vote for the MSHP's cruiser.